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150 Small Dog Names for Your Tiny Furry Friend

Written by: Rachel Giordano

Last Updated on May 29, 2024 by Dogster Team

Small Dog Names

150 Small Dog Names for Your Tiny Furry Friend

Small dogs make the perfect little companions. They are easy to travel with, easy to manage, and just all-around plain cute. If you’ve just added a new small dog to your family, you must now find a name for your four-legged friend.

In this post, we’ll list 150 small dog names to help you give your small dog the perfect name. Whether you have a Chihuahua, Pug, Rat Terrier, Boston Terrier, Shih Tzu, Maltese, Toy Poodle, or any other small dog breed, we have a name for your little doggie that just may work. Let’s check them out.

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How to Name Your Small Dog

You would think that coming up with a suitable name for your small dog would be easy, and sometimes it is; however, some people may struggle a bit trying to find the perfect name.

A strategy that seems to work is to observe your small dog’s personality. Is your small dog feisty? Funny? Moody? Despite being small, most small dogs have big personalities, which can make naming your small dog fun. Whatever the case, take a little time, and the perfect name will come to you.

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Small Female Dog Names for Dogs with Diva/Rebel Attitudes

Is your little female dog a diva and grumpy? Does she walk around like she’s a little princess and everybody and everything is beneath her? Whatever the case, here are some small female dog names with diva attitudes that are cute and fitting.

  • Alexandria
  • Aretha
  • Buffy
  • Cleopatra
  • Cruella de Vil
  • Danica
  • Eleanor
  • Elektra
  • Goddess
  • Harlow
  • Hillary
  • Joan Jett
  • Katniss
  • Lucille
  • Madonna
  • Marvel
  • Miley
  • Princess
  • Raven
  • Serena

Small Male Dog Names for Dogs with Attitude

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Some small male dogs may have a “Napoleon complex” and act as though they are 100 pounds despite their small size. If you have a little spitfire running around, here are some names that may work.

  • Al Capone
  • Axel
  • Batman
  • Bear
  • Blaze
  • Bolt
  • Bruce
  • Bruno
  • Buck
  • Clyde
  • Colt
  • Damien
  • Damon
  • Diesel
  • Draco
  • Drake
  • Harley
  • Hulk
  • Jax
  • Slash

Small Dog Female Names

If you’re simply looking for a female name for your little female bundle of joy, here is a list where you may see a name that pops right out at you. If not, don’t worry because we have more!

  • Addison
  • Amelia
  • Annie
  • Ava
  • Avery
  • Bailey
  • Bella
  • Cora
  • Daisy
  • Delilah
  • Ella
  • Ellie
  • Emma
  • Erin
  • Faith
  • Faye
  • Goldie
  • Harper
  • Heidi
  • Hope
  • Jade
  • Jasmine
  • Jolene
  • Josie
  • Joy
  • Leah
  • Lily
  • Macy
  • Mae
  • Mia
  • Minnie
  • Nora
  • Olivia
  • Parker
  • Rae Rae
  • Riley
  • Savannah
  • Serena
  • Sophie
  • Willow

Small Dog Male Names

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If you desire a more common male name for your little boy canine, here is a list that may work. Sometimes, a simplistic name works best. Check them out.

  • Aaron
  • Alexander
  • Austin
  • Bennie
  • Caleb
  • Carter
  • Colton
  • Cooper
  • Dylan
  • Elijah
  • Ethan
  • Gabriel
  • Hank
  • Henry
  • Hudson
  • Ian
  • Isaac
  • Jack
  • Jackson
  • Jacob
  • Jake
  • Jona
  • Jose
  • Lance
  • Leo
  • Leonardo
  • Levi
  • Liam
  • Logan
  • Lucas
  • Luke
  • Maverick
  • Mikey
  • Miles
  • Moe
  • Noah
  • Oliver
  • Owen
  • Theo
  • Wyatt

Small Female Dog Names for Dogs with Spunky Personalities 

Maybe your small female dog isn’t a diva, but she does have some spunk. In that case, you want the cutest name for your little spunky girl. Take a gander and see if anything jumps out.

  • Billie
  • Cricket
  • Frankie
  • Ivy
  • Juno
  • Piper
  • Romy
  • Sadie
  • Sasha
  • Scout
  • Sloane
  • Stella
  • Thea
  • Tinker Bell
  • Zoe

Small Male Dog Names for Dogs with Playful Personalities

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So, you’ve observed your small male dog and discovered he is affectionate and playful rather than full of attitude. In that case, here are some cute names suitable for the playful and affectionate male pup that may fit your adorable little guy.

  • Bam Bam
  • Bruiser
  • Fonzie
  • Gus
  • Homer
  • Mister Miyagi
  • Otis
  • Ozzie
  • Pee Wee
  • Rex
  • Scooby
  • Screech
  • Tic Tac
  • Toby
  • Zippy


Small dogs bring joy to our lives, and even though they are small, they usually have big and bright personalities. We know it can be tough picking the right name for your little one, and we hope our list of small dogs helps you narrow it down or, better yet, helps you choose the perfect name! With a little time and patience, you’ll be sure to find the best-fitting name for your small dog.

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